A Good Fall

A Good Fall

Stories

Audiobook CD - 2009
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With the same profound attention to detail that is a hallmark of his previous acclaimed works of fiction National Book Award winner Ha Jin gives us a collection of stories that delves into the experience of Chinese immigrants in America.
Publisher: [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio Inc, 2009.
ISBN: 9781441711458
1441711457
Branch Call Number: 813/.54 22
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (7.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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Bududo
Dec 27, 2014

This book of short stories describes the lives of Chinese immigrants living in and about Flushing New York. Most of the stories are mildly interesting. The more interesting ones, including the title story, are towards the end. In some cases the language is so spare that it borders on juvenile. This collection does not compare well with Jhumpa Lahiri's "Interpreter of Maladies" describing the Indian immigrant experience.

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JudithE
Oct 27, 2012

Interesting and often unexpected. Likeable characters. I think I prefer novels, because once I get to know the characters, I'd like to stay with them. Well-written.

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